Definition of KWIC abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kwɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪk//
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keyword in context (used to describe a way of displaying the results of a computer search where the word searched for is shown in the middle with text on each side) Word Origin1950s: acronym from key word in centre.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: KWIC